Susan DeMarco was an admirable example of the virtue of citizen activism. Some are born with good luck, but I was 30 years old before Lady Luck smiled on me with full radiance. She arrived … Read moreLearning from DeMarco
A teacher’s list of banned excuses for not reading the syllabus or being prepared for class. Dear Students, Sometimes I long to return to simpler days of student excuses, when dogs allegedly ate your homework. … Read moreMid-Term Addendum to My Syllabus for Freshman Composition II
Twenty-eight year old Lynn Sherwood is a happily married, mother of two children and she loves teaching the seventh grade. However, that all changed Friday evening when Fuggit County policemen knocked on her front door. … Read moreTeacher Jailed For Not Finding Students Attractive
What’s so fair about a fair complexion? I ask that as one who tires of “clever” remarks about onlookers being blinded by my legs when I wear shorts, and as someone whose family attends a … Read moreHey, Teacher, Leave Them Kids’ (Sunscreen) Alone!
A California teacher was named Teacher of the Year in April and as part of the distinction was flown to Washington, D.C. to receive the award from none other than President Obama. Wanting only to … Read moreNational Teacher of the Year Gives Obama A+ in Citizenship